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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by amseven11, Aug 20, 2013.
No way, that's freaking amazing.
I can have a drive here before my unit arrives on Tuesday.
Yes. Assuming everything else looks ok, amseven11 needs to be using all four tuners recording for the next few days to fill up the hard drive to make sure there aren't any issues.
Six tuners? I thought he had a basic?
I just remembered I already have that exact hard drive new in the wrapper stored in a drawer.
Where does he say six?
And what are you doing with that Uverse box down there?
Scientific tests always require duplication....
If that works I will probably run the experiment next week.
I changed it to four after I remembered he showed a picture of a 500GB drive which the Roamio comes with. And that has four tuners instead of six.
But either way now we need someone to try this out on the Roamio Plus. If this is confirmed to work then I will plan on getting the Roamio Plus instead of the Roamio Pro.
In the most basic way I can put it (for brevity's sake):
An AV drive acts/reads/writes/seeks & uses the same exact error correction protocols, as a non-AV drive, UNLESS the device it is in, and the software used, support and enable the ATA Streaming Extensions command set. Then, the software will tell the drive to process the AV data streams with a whole different form of error correction. It can tell the drive to only use it for the AV data, and use the standard error correction protocols for the databases and non-AV data, and there can be different "zones" on the drive for where each kind of data goes.
This whole forum is full of posts over many threads with a TONS of false information on AV versus non-AV, what it means in a TiVo, and what it means in a computer. It's also one of those half-truths I didn't like about DVR_DUDE's advertising.
Serious ninja edit if you beat the quote.
This brings up other questions... Is all the software related stuff on flash? (i.e. the DB, guide data, settings, etc...) And only recordings are stored on the HDD? Or Once you go through setup does it put some of that on the HDD? What happens if you remove the drive after setup and put a new one it? Does it just reset and repeat setup? Or does it remember everything and just lose the recordings? If only recordings are stored on the HDD could you simply image a smaller drive with recordings on it to a bigger drive, drop it in, and have the TiVo automatically expand to fill the extra space?
Hey guys just a update, its going through a system update then I should be good to go for the system info screen. I dont have cable installed yet for TV so I can't test actual recording (which is why you see U-verse box on my stand) but hopefully Charter will be out here next week. They have to install a new drop first so that part sucks but anything I can do to help I'm more then willing.
If they put a firmware image on there, then it's highly likely it includes everything that's needed to get things going initially... guide data and settings would have defaults and it would get other stuff online from TiVo mothership.
This is pretty good news. I might just buy a 2TB Red drive to drop into the Plus I have coming next week. I can keep the original drive as a spare/backup.
This is great news, indeed, but if I have to buy another drive and then void my warranty by opening the box, wouldn't it still make more sense to buy the Pro over the Plus? It's still "only" going to be about $100 more and I don't have to worry about warranty issues.
Unless something has changed, TiVo has never put any warranty void stickers on their boxes and has never denied a warranty claim based on doing something like this.
They have very mildly discouraged it lately but traditionally they actually were quiet fans of people tinkering and hacking with these boxes.
The key thing would be keeping the original drive and reinstalling it if you run into trouble later and it needs service.
Here you go guys..
You sir are a ROCK STAR!!
In light of this news, what would everyone recommend for a good replacement drive? I won't want something noisy. I'm leaning towards a WD RED.
There are some of us that can remember 5.25 full height hard drives, big suckers, all of 80 MB.